Job Reference: 990-1-EI1120-CE

Location: Quarry House, Leeds

Salary per: annum

Our Organisation

NHS England and NHS Improvement came together on 1 April 2019 as a new single organisation. The NHS Long Term Plan focuses on delivering integrated care to patients at the local level and we can best support the NHS to deliver this as a single integrated organisation.

Our new operating model represents a strong shift to regional delivery supported by expert corporate teams. Local health systems are supported by our integrated regional teams who play a major leadership role in the geographies they manage.

We are jointly committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.


NHSX Executive team

ESM 1 – Director of Digital Analytics

Location: Leeds or London; however at least 2 days presence in Leeds required

Contract: Permanent

NHSX is leading the largest digital health and social care transformation programme in the world. With investment of more than £1 billion pounds a year nationally and a significant additional spend locally, we need the right people in our team to help us to get the technology right for staff and citizens.

As data transforms the world around us, NHSX is looking for a Director of Digital Analytics to embrace to join our Senior Team to embrace this change and potential opportunity by helping bring the benefits of modern technology and innovative use of data to every patient and clinician. Your team will combine the best talent from government, the NHS and industry. NHSX aim to create the most advanced health and care service in the world to diagnose diseases earlier, free up staff time and empower patients to take greater control of their own healthcare.

Join our team and you will be helping us to deliver against our five missions:

  • Reducing the burden on clinicians and staff, so they can focus on patients;
  • Giving people the tools to access information and services directly;
  • Ensuring clinical information can be safely accessed, wherever it is needed;
  • Improving patient safety across the NHS; and
  • Improving NHS productivity with digital technology

The Director of Digital Analytics within NHSX will be a key leader across the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England/Improvement, driving the excellent use of analytics and data science to transform health and care. Reporting to the NHSX Director of Technology & Data Strategy and the Director of Data and Analytics for NHS England/Improvement, the successful candidate will work openly and creatively with the other government departments, and Arm’s Length Bodies, people working right across the health and care system and in local government; and experts from academia, the private sector and internationally to:

  • develop strategies for improving the use of analytics and data science in health and care;
  • through setting up and leading our Innovative Analytics Unit and working alongside the NHSX Skunkworks and the NHS Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, deploy cutting edge techniques to develop new projects and insights and prototype products and solutions to support improvements in health & care;
  • ensure NHSX own use of data and analysis is best in class on both quality and also openness and transparency;
  • play a leading role in developing the profession for analysts and data scientists, working across the health and care system; and
  • make a key contribution across government in how data science and analytics can support better policy making and delivery of priorities.

The Director of Digital Analytics is a new role in a newly formed unit and as such provides great opportunity and expectation to shape and build a successful operation. You will also be a key corporate leader in developing NHSX; and a member of senior leadership teams of both the Director of Technology & Data Strategy; and the Director of Data & Analytics. You will provide inspirational leadership to your immediate team of 15-20 people and be one of the key figureheads for the analytics and data science profession across the whole NHS – and reaching out across government, across the social care sector and beyond. Your unit will be expected to develop and share innovative and impactful data science and mobilise the wider analytical community across the NHS and beyond to deliver analysis, insight and research for better health and care.

Thank you for your interest in this exciting role. We look forward to hearing more from you.

For more detail see the attached documents

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We aim to conduct interviews in the weeks commencing 2nd or 9th March 2020

For further information please contact Kathy hall via

Our commitments to you

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better patient outcomes. We welcome applications irrespective of people’s age, disability, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

Applications are welcomed from applicants who wish to apply for a position on the basis of a smarter or flexible working arrangement. Where candidates are successful at interview, such requests will be taken under consideration and accommodated where the needs of the service allow.

Please note that we currently do not accept applications via CV or recruitment agencies.

The NHSBSA is responsible for the processing of your application; a privacy notice is attached to advise you on how we will process your personal data.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from If you are appointed to a post, information will also be transferred into the NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through NHS Jobs, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via NHS Jobs. If you have a query relating to your application, please contact the recruitment team on or 0300 330 1369.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


Contact name: Kathy Hall

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